US confirms shooting of its diplomat in Brazil - Reuters
WASHINGTON - 25 November 2017: An American diplomat stationed at the U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro was shot in the foot Thursday night during an attempted robbery about 90 miles outside the city, the Brazilian police were quoted by ABC news on Saturday.
US Vice Consul Stephanie Bohlen, was attacked while driving on a coastal road in Angra dos Reis, according to police. Bohlen was driving with a man identified as her partner. He was not hit.
Bohlen was initially transported to a local hospital but she was then transferred to a hospital in Rio for surgery.
A State Department spokesperson confirmed that a consulate official was involved in an incident involving gunfire, but declined to provide further information.